Navazos Palazzi Grain Whisky Cask Strength Palo Cortado
Palo Cortado is a rare variety of sherry that is initially aged under flor to become a fino or amontillado, but inexplicably loses its veil of flor and begins aging oxidatively as an oloroso. The result is a wine with some of the richness of oloroso and some of the crispness of amontillado.
The flavors are so fine and oxidative that one can't imagine they permeate the whisky all that intensely. Yet, as we've seen with the Kavalan Fino Cask, warmer climates can make a difference in extracting some of these nutty, almond-like flavors. Spain's warm summers and cold winters have had a Kentucky-like effect on this corn-based grain whisky. The light and fruity flavors of the grain whisky marry beautifully with the Palo Cortado sherry components. You've never tasted anything like it. 300 total bottles Palazzi made. You'll want more.